chapels registered before 1867

Location of Primitive Methodist chapels in Dorset
"This work incorporates historical material provided by the Great Britain Historical GIS Project and the University of Portsmouth through their web site A Vision of Britain through Time ("

This is a list of chapels that had been registered by 1867. Remember that registration was not compulsory. As registration was valid until cancelled, however, there may be duplication: i.e.  both the old and new chapels in a place may be listed. We have also discovered that the official location may not be the same as the name by which the chapel is commonly described.

Unless otherwise stated each of these places of worship is described as a chapel.

Use the search box to find out more about a chapel.

The numbers on the map relate to the places listed, so may cover more than one chapel. I was initially unable to discover where Little Lonen was, but  have now discovered it was in Colehill. This is just north of Wimborne, so not where it has been marked. The base map is produced under a creative commons licence.

ChapelNotesNo.Registration District
Allweston, Folke1Sherborne
AnstyA building the property of John Hopkins2Blandford
AnstyA building called “Barn”Blandford
Bagber, Sturminster NewtonA building, property of Charles Hopkins3Sturminster
Buckland Newton4Dorchester
Buckland NewtonHouse in the occ. Of Wm. BeckDorchester
Caundle StauntonA building5Sturminster
ChiselbourneBarn belonging to Mr. Mullett6Dorchester
Chiswell, Island of Portland7Weymouth
Compton Abbas8Shaftesbury
Corfe Mullen9Wimborne
Cranborne, Ebenezer10Wimborne
Gillingham, Weaverland LaneCottage occupied by Elizabeth HarrisonShaftesbury
Handley. Ebenezer14Wimborne
Hazlebury Bryan15Sturminster
Herston, Ebenezer16Wareham
Higher Lytchett17Poole
King’s Stagg18Sturminster
Kington Magna19Wincanton
Little Lonen[Colehill]20Wimborne
MappowerA building21Dorchester
Motcombe, Enmore Green25Shaftesbury
Okeford Fitzpaine26Sturminster
PiddlehintonBuilding belonging to Sydney Andrews27Dorchester
Poole, North Street28Poole
Poole, North StreetPoole
PulhamA cottage29Dorchester
ShrotonA building in the occupation of Peter Sturmy30Blandford
SticklandFormerly a club room32Blandford
Sturminster Marshall33Wimborne
Tarrant Keniston34Blandford
West Stower35Shaftesbury
Weston, Island of Portland36Weymouth
Weymouth, Hope Square37Weymouth
Winterbourne Zelstone38Blandford
Woodyates, Ebenezer39Wimborne

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